For anyone who's interested in the study of ancient and indeed industrial metal working and production, can I recommend the lovely Historical Metallurgy Society? I am obviously a little biased in this respect as I am involved with the Society, but that's because; a) the work they help to publish and coordinate is really interesting,… Continue reading Historical Metallurgy Society
The Historical Metallurgy Society introduces Royalty, Religion and Rust! Spring Meeting and AGM. 4th-5th June 2011. Helmsley, North Yorkshire We are interested in any papers covering metallurgy in any form (archaeological, historical, scientific or practical reconstructions). Papers on both ferrous and non-ferrous papers welcome from any place or period of time as long as they… Continue reading HMS Spring Meeting – Royalty, religion and rust
I am extremely pleased to say we have confirmed the last chairperson for the Historical Metallurgy Society's Research in Progress meeting, 2010! In total we have four sessions being chaired by; Justine Bayley, Duncan Hook (British Museum), Marcos Martinón-Torres (UCL) and David A. Scott (UCLA). I am extremely pleased and grateful to the chairs for… Continue reading Confirmed chair persons for HMS Research in Progress 2010
As I mentioned previously, I'm organising the one-day, current work in metallurgy conference for the Historical Metallugy Society. We're holding it at UCL, on Wednesday 10th November. This is rather exciting, and we're hoping to get lots of interesting people to speak. I'd particularly like to get a few people from outside academia to come… Continue reading HMS Research in Progress 2010!
On Thursday and Friday, 2-3rd of September, the Historical Metallurgy Society is holding its annual conference, entitled 'Accidental and Experimental Archaeometallurgy'. The venue is West Dean College, near Chichester in West Sussex, which is incidentally where UCL IoA holds its undergrad 'PrimTech' two week outing every year, so they're used to crazy archaeologists turning up… Continue reading HMS Annual conference 2010